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PPAC #57: Aliens Invade Prescott

Watch out for alien PPAC! Enjoy your week. 🙂


Last week for PPAC #56, I had fun responses from all of you. With all the other challenges, even public and street art, I thank all the bloggers who participate in the Photographing Public Art Challenge. Please honor these bloggers with your visits this week.


  • There is no weekly theme even though my post has a theme with murals, statues, fountains, scrap art, graffiti, store windows, seasonal displays, car or art shows, artistic construction, or even artistic neighborhood decor. Photograph the public art that is available to you.
  • Art should be freely visible from a public street, freeway, or walkway or inside a publicly accessed building like a library. If you pay, it’s not public.
  • Photographers should have free access of use for their photos – no copyrights by the artists.
  • The challenge starts every Friday at 9:00 a.m. Phoenix Time and it ends on Thursday at noon.
  • Write a post on your blog, publish it, and include a link back to my weekly post not my page preferably in a comment. Sometimes pingbacks are missed. See how to create pingbacks here
  • Take time to visit other PPAC participants throughout the week. I recommend visiting at least two or three other participants in the community and leaving them a comment.
  • Have fun! Art is to be enjoyed!

For More Ideas about PPAC…

These early-bird participants (posted by Wednesday at noon) might give you some great ideas about something you’ve never thought about as public art or how to photograph it.

My Choices for PPAC #57 Aliens in Prescott, Arizona


Prescott’s motto is “Everybody’s Home Town.” It’s a welcoming place to live and visit with a population of around 51,000 – HUMANS. I really did not expect this. I had my camera out ready to snap any PPACs I found on the way back from eating dinner downtown with friends. As I stared in one store window I heard someone talking as he came out of the store.

“Do you know his name?”

I didn’t realize who the man was talking about or even that he was talking to me. So he repeated the question.

“No,” I answered still in a daze trying to figure out who the man was talking about. No one was near me except my husband, and I knew his name.

“His name is Hugh Mann. Get it?”

His name is Hugh Mann.

Hugh Mann seemed just as friendly as the other humans in Everybody’s Hometown, so I stopped and took a few pictures of him and his friends who were enjoying a drink on a hot evening.

The astronaut might have entered the Twilight Zone as he had lost the lower half of his body. Maybe it was out there somewhere in another window of time. 🙂

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Now it’s your turn.

I hope you are inspired to find your own unique art as you travel around with your camera this week, or rummage through your archives. Feel free to double dip and support your own favorite challenges along with PPAC.

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    • I accidentally linked your post to the wrong challenge – sorry. I did share it with PPAC #58 instead of 57 so that more people will see it. 🙂


  1. Aliens make for very fascinating stories, so I love these displays a lot. One of my dreams is to visit alien-related museums and other places in America, so this is good new information for me (if I get to go and the store is still there when I visit). Nice close-up of Hugh Mann and his gleaming eyes.

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    • LOL I’m not sure he can go that far since his transportation broke down. I’ll mention it the next time I see him. Who knows he might attract his friends to visit him in Prescott. I’m not sure if aliens suffer from the intense Scottsdale heat, but another question for another day! 🙂


    • I definitely see why you would have said that. Who knows, maybe Hugh’s maker really named him Paul, and the man coming out of the store had no idea! 🙂





Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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